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Allen & Ginter

Allen and Ginter, a tobacco manufacturing company founded in 1865 by John Allen and Lewis Ginter in Richmond, Virginia, created the first cigarette cards for collecting and trading in the United States. The first tobacco company to employ female labor, by 1886 they had 1,100 employees, predominantly girls, who rolled the cigarettes.

The Company history ended when in 1880, Allen and Ginter offered a prize for the invention of the machine able to roll cigarettes. Inventor James Albert Bonsack won the prize. But all but one of the large tobacco manufacturers, including Allen and Ginter itself, declined to buy the machine because it was not 100% reliable. James Buchanan Duke did buy the machine invention in 1885 and by 1890 he had consolidated his four major competitors, including Allen & Ginter, and formed the American Tobacco Company. The "Allen & Ginter Company" was no more, but Lewis Ginter sat on the board of the American Tobacco Company.
Plate 4, from the Fans of the Period series (N7) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands
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From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Charles Emory Smith, The Philadelphia Press, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Charles Emory Smith, The Philadelphia Press, from the American Editors...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Pennant U.S., United States Jack, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Pennant U.S., United States Jack, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 ...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Lewis Baker, St. Paul Daily Globe, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Lewis Baker, St. Paul Daily Globe, from the American Editors series (N...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Frank R. O'Neil, The St. Louis Missouri Republican, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Frank R. O'Neil, The St. Louis Missouri Republican, from the American ...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Uruguay, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Uruguay, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Edwin Cowles, The Cleveland Leader, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Edwin Cowles, The Cleveland Leader, from the American Editors series (...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Toulouse, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Toulouse, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarette...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Romania, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Romania, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Knight's Lance, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Knight's Lance, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & G...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

R.T. Van Horn, Kansas City Daily Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

R.T. Van Horn, Kansas City Daily Journal, from the American Editors se...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Samuel Bowles, Springfield Republican, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Samuel Bowles, Springfield Republican, from the American Editors serie...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

A.S. Colyar, The Nashville Daily American, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

A.S. Colyar, The Nashville Daily American, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Washington, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Washington, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigaret...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Joseph Pulitzer, The New York World, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Joseph Pulitzer, The New York World, from the American Editors series ...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Amiens, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Amiens, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

William Sexton, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

William Sexton, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

F.W. Dawson, The Charleston News and Courier, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

F.W. Dawson, The Charleston News and Courier, from the American Editor...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Henry Watterson, The Louisville Courier Journal, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Henry Watterson, The Louisville Courier Journal, from the American Edi...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Italy, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Italy, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Frank B. "Yank" Adams, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Frank B. "Yank" Adams, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Whitelaw Reid, New York Tribune, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Whitelaw Reid, New York Tribune, from the American Editors series (N35...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Flint-Lock Musket, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Flint-Lock Musket, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

George Bleistein, Buffalo Courier, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

George Bleistein, Buffalo Courier, from the American Editors series (N...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Joseph Medill, The Chicago Tribune, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Joseph Medill, The Chicago Tribune, from the American Editors series (...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

William M. Singerly, The Philadelphia Record, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

William M. Singerly, The Philadelphia Record, from the American Editor...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

William Penn Nixon, The Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

William Penn Nixon, The Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean, from the American E...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Jimmy Carney, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jimmy Carney, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for All...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Robert Lee "Bob" Caruthers, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Robert Lee "Bob" Caruthers, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, S...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

John R. McLean, The Cincinnati Enquirer, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John R. McLean, The Cincinnati Enquirer, from the American Editors ser...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Virginia and France (double-printed card), from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Virginia and France (double-printed card), from Flags of All Nations, ...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

John M. Ward, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John M. Ward, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) ...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Cuba, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Cuba, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Charles H. Taylor, The Boston Daily Globe, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Charles H. Taylor, The Boston Daily Globe, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Greece, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Greece, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Gladiator's Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Gladiator's Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Papal Standard, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Papal Standard, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & G...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Jack Dempsey, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jack Dempsey, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for All...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Joe Acton, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Joe Acton, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen ...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Japan, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Japan, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

J.B. McCullagh, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

J.B. McCullagh, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, from the American Editors se...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Ada Richmond, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Ada Richmond, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Sara Jewett, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Sara Jewett, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) p...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Lotta, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Lotta, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoti...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Scotch Claymore, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Scotch Claymore, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Greek Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Greek Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Gint...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Dr. William Frank Carver, Rifle Shooter, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Dr. William Frank Carver, Rifle Shooter, from World's Champions, Serie...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Henry W. Grady, The Atlanta Constitution, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Henry W. Grady, The Atlanta Constitution, from the American Editors se...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Chicago, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Chicago, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Albert R. Lamar, The Macon Telegraph, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Albert R. Lamar, The Macon Telegraph, from the American Editors series...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Russian Strelitz Axe, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Russian Strelitz Axe, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for All...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Bolivia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Bolivia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Connecticut and Ireland (double-printed card), from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Connecticut and Ireland (double-printed card), from Flags of All Natio...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Edinburgh, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Edinburgh, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarett...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Siam, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Siam, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Joseph Mulvey, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Joseph Mulvey, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28)...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

W.W. Clapp, Boston Morning Journal, Philadelphia Public Ledger, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

W.W. Clapp, Boston Morning Journal, Philadelphia Public Ledger, from t...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Haiti, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Haiti, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Saber, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Saber, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

George H. Hosmer, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

George H. Hosmer, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for ...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Mace, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Mace, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

William Purcell, The Rochester Union and Advertiser, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

William Purcell, The Rochester Union and Advertiser, from the American...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

R. T. Van Horn, Kansas City Daily Journal, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

R. T. Van Horn, Kansas City Daily Journal, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Hamburg, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Hamburg, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Crosby S. Noyes, The Washington Evening Star, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Crosby S. Noyes, The Washington Evening Star, from the American Editor...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Peru, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Peru, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Lance, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Lance, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Brazil, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Brazil, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Ostend, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Ostend, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

S.J. Flickinger, The Columbus Daily Ohio State Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

S.J. Flickinger, The Columbus Daily Ohio State Journal, from the Ameri...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Dublin, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Dublin, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Paraguay, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Paraguay, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Battle Axe, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Battle Axe, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginte...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Oporto, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Oporto, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Henry Watterson, The Louisville Courier Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Henry Watterson, The Louisville Courier Journal, from the American Edi...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Murat Halstead, The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Murat Halstead, The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, from the American E...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

George R. Jones, The New York Times, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

George R. Jones, The New York Times, from the American Editors series ...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Rotterdam, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Rotterdam, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarett...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Charles Emory Smith, The Philadelphia Press, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Charles Emory Smith, The Philadelphia Press, from the American Editors...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

France, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

France, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Morocco, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Morocco, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

A.S. Colyar, The Nashville Daily American, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

A.S. Colyar, The Nashville Daily American, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

O.H. Rothaker, The Omaha Republican, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

O.H. Rothaker, The Omaha Republican, from the American Editors series ...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Valparaiso, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Valparaiso, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigaret...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Joseph Dion, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Joseph Dion, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) f...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

S.J. Flickinger, The Columbus Daily Ohio State Journal, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

S.J. Flickinger, The Columbus Daily Ohio State Journal, from the Ameri...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Royal Standard, Great Britain, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Royal Standard, Great Britain, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Argentine Republic, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Argentine Republic, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Frankfurt, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Frankfurt, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarett...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Charles A. Dana, The New York Sun, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Charles A. Dana, The New York Sun, from the American Editors series (N...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Adelaide Neilson, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Adelaide Neilson, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 66, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 66, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Elsie Dean as Violetta in Cinderella, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Elsie Dean as Violetta in Cinderella, from the Actresses and Celebriti...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 16, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 16, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Gabrielle, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Gabrielle, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) pro...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more